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Sculpin - With Ginger, Lime, And Szechuan Peppercorn - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 9
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 9
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4.75/5  rDev n/a

Had this in the brewery tasting room. Fantastic, well-balanced beer. You get a bit of the ma la flavor of the Sichuan peppercorn, and the ginger and lime really cut the bitterness of the base beer this was concocted with. A great summer beer - I wish I could get it in Northern California. (292 characters)

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4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/10/11

On tap at URGE. WAhoo! Supposedly a one-off for Ballast Point Night at URGE.

A: Translucent, vibrant orange with an inch of white sea foam. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Much orange and grapefruit with lighter tropical notes: mango and passion fruit. I get some lime and lemon with a faint ginger note and earth. Smells great.

T: Pronounced orange, grapefruit, and tangerine, with a little mango and lime. Ginger is faint, and I get a slight tingling on my palate from the Szechuan that blends with a smooth moderate bitterness. As always with this beer, no alcohol is evident.

M: Light medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp, dry, and sticky, and that tingling on the palate from the peppercorn is unique.

Overall: I'd rather have a pint of regular Sculpin than a pint of this, but the combination of various elements works surprisingly well in this beer. (906 characters)

Sculpin - With Ginger, Lime, And Szechuan Peppercorn from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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